Join YBCA:You for our monthly film program, Dinner and a Movie! This month we’ll watch a double feature by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, Ordos 100 and So Sorry, in the Screening Room. Following the documentaries, curator and Chinese contemporary arts scholar Britta Erickson will contextualize the Ai Weiwei’s history of artwork and activism in contemporary art and Chinese culture. Drinks and dinner provided.
Ai Weiwei Double Feature and DinnerJul 22, 2012 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Join YBCA:You for Dinner and a Movie: a double feature by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, then curator and Chinese contemporary arts scholar Britta Erickson will contextualize Ai Weiwei's history of artwork and activism over dinner.
Britta Erickson, Ph.D. is an independent scholar and curator living in Palo Alto, California. She has curated major exhibitions at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, D.C. (Word Play: Contemporary Art by Xu Bing) and the Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford (On the Edge: Contemporary Chinese Artists Encounter the West). In 2007 she co-curated the Chengdu Biennial, which focused on ink art, and in 2010 she was a contributing curator for Shanghai: Art of the City (Asian Art Museum, San Francisco). She is currently producing a series of short films about ink painting.
Erickson is on the advisory boards of the Ink Society (Hong Kong) and Three Shadows Photography Art Centre (Beijing), as well as the editorial boards of Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art and ART Asia Pacific. In 2006 she was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to conduct research in Beijing on the Chinese contemporary art market.
Publications include three books—The Art of Xu Bing: Words without Meaning, Meaning without Words (Seattle, 2001); On the Edge: Contemporary Chinese Artists Encounter the West (Stanford/Hong Kong, 2004); and China Onward The Estella Collection: Chinese Contemporary Art, 1966-2006 (Humlebæk, 2007)—as well as biographical entries for Grove Art Online (Oxford, 2005) and numerous articles and essays. She is frequently a speaker at international symposia, invited as an authority on issues in contemporary Chinese art practice, collecting, and criticism.
YBCA's programs are made possible in part by:
National Endowment for the Arts
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is grateful to the City of San Francisco for its ongoing support.
Community Engagement and Youth Education Programs are made possible in part by:
The Bernard Osher Foundation, The Sato Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, Panta Rhea Foundation, The Kimball Foundation, U.S. Bank, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and Members of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Special Innovation Projects in 12-13 supported, in part, by generous grants from:
Association of Performing Arts Presenters and MetLife Foundation All-In: Re-imagining Community Participation Program, and EmcArts' Innovation Lab for Museums in partnership with AAM's Center for the Future of Museums and MetLife Foundation